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Volunteers have been at the heart of City of Sanctuary ever since it first began as a movement in Swansea.

With the advent of the People and Places National-Lottery funded project, the two project workers have started a formal volunteer scheme, which is now up and running and you can be a part of it too! All of us involved with City of Sanctuary volunteer in one way or another and you can join us to improve your skills, gain experience with a particular activity and to meet new people.

City of Sanctuary is encouraging asylum seekers and refugees and members of the local community to volunteer together to make Swansea a real place of welcome.

There are many different opportunities to make a difference in Swansea, and it doesn’t matter if you haven’t had much experience, or you are completely new to it – the City of Sanctuary project workers, Emily and Richard, will give you support, guidance and training. If your English isn’t great, it doesn’t matter – it’s the perfect place to practice your English and the more languages we have, the better!

All expenses incurred while volunteering are reimbursed because volunteering should cost you nothing, except your time!

Volunteering takes places around the city, although most work is done at Grove House in the City Centre, we’re on the same floor as Welsh Refugee Council and Swansea Bay Racial Equality Council.

If you are interested in volunteering with City of Sanctuary and you would like to discuss what we can do together, e-mail: [email protected].